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07-17-2008, 11:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Trxjw View Post
I don't see an organization drafting a kid 11th overall and then never using him properly, doesn't make much sense.

Going through all of Sjostrom's goals on NHL.com, it doesn't seem like he's really a finesse player but more of a grinder with a ton of speed. Virtually all of his goals were deflections or rebounds. I still don't see Renney & Co taking a flyer on him as a top-six winger when he hasn't proved himself as such. 3rd line? Absolutely, but 2nd line to start the season is pushing it IMO.

Fritsche - Dubi - Sjostrom, now there's a 3rd line that would cause a ton of trouble for the opposing team.
they may not want to move him up to the second line, however he obviously had the skill when he was drafted....also, like i said the pheonix AHL coach didnt like europeans, so he put him into a defensive role/grinder which he excelled at....he reminds me so much of afinegenov its not funny.....super fast, above average skill, however he has a ton more defensive skill.....i really hope he can get 3rd line minutes either here, or somewhere else as he deserves it...he never complained, he just worked hard

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